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ok, running slack 10.2, kernel 2.6.13, all IDE system. Dual P3 800 and 1 GB of ram. I have SMP enabled in the kernel, but when I look at the system monitor it only shows 1, and also in the device list.
I would like to know if there is a trick to having the system utilize the extra CPU, and if theres a special tweak or something to make use of all this memory I have sitting here.
Originally posted by Twister512 ok, running slack 10.2, kernel 2.6.13, all IDE system. Dual P3 800 and 1 GB of ram. I have SMP enabled in the kernel, but when I look at the system monitor it only shows 1, and also in the device list.
In the kernel config you need to enable ACPI power management in order for SMP to work.
For memory, you need to enable HIGHMEM (also in your kernel config), although I've heard that the performance hit isn't worth it on machines with 1 Gb. Of course, you could always use Con Kolivas' patch which enables memory access up to 1 Gb without HIGHMEM support...
When you say that SMP is enabled in the kernel, do you mean that you just enabled it and left the setup menus, or did you enable SMP in the kernel and then recompile the kernel, dependencies, etc? This might seem like a dumb question but I have seen several other people make this error.
# Processor type and features
# CONFIG_X86_ELAN is not set
# CONFIG_X86_VOYAGER is not set
# CONFIG_X86_NUMAQ is not set
# CONFIG_X86_SUMMIT is not set
# CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP is not set
# CONFIG_X86_VISWS is not set
# CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH is not set
# CONFIG_X86_ES7000 is not set
# CONFIG_M386 is not set
# CONFIG_M486 is not set
# CONFIG_M586 is not set
# CONFIG_M586TSC is not set
# CONFIG_M586MMX is not set
# CONFIG_M686 is not set
# CONFIG_MPENTIUMII is not set
# CONFIG_MPENTIUMM is not set
# CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 is not set
# CONFIG_MK6 is not set
# CONFIG_MK7 is not set
# CONFIG_MK8 is not set
# CONFIG_MCRUSOE is not set
# CONFIG_MEFFICEON is not set
# CONFIG_MWINCHIPC6 is not set
# CONFIG_MWINCHIP2 is not set
# CONFIG_MWINCHIP3D is not set
# CONFIG_MGEODEGX1 is not set
# CONFIG_MCYRIXIII is not set
# CONFIG_MVIAC3_2 is not set
# CONFIG_X86_GENERIC is not set
# CONFIG_HPET_TIMER is not set
# CONFIG_SCHED_SMT is not set
# CONFIG_PREEMPT_NONE is not set
# CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY is not set
# CONFIG_TOSHIBA is not set
# CONFIG_I8K is not set
# CONFIG_X86_REBOOTFIXUPS is not set
# CONFIG_MICROCODE is not set
# CONFIG_X86_MSR is not set
# CONFIG_X86_CPUID is not set
# Power management options (ACPI, APM)
# CONFIG_PM_DEBUG is not set
# ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support
# CONFIG_ACPI_HOTKEY is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_ASUS is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_X86_PM_TIMER is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_CONTAINER is not set
# APM (Advanced Power Management) BIOS Support
# CONFIG_APM is not set
# CPU Frequency scaling
# CONFIG_CPU_FREQ is not set